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Estes

Blue Ninja

Model #1300

Description

The Estes Blue Ninja is one of the biggest model rockets in our E2X series. Standing over 30 inches tall, this is an imposing rocket that can deliver sonic busting, high altitude flights. The Ninja has gleaming blue prismatic body tubes, a streamlined black nose cone and easy to assemble fin set. The self-stick decals are big and colorful to make this huge rocket a standout at any model rocket launch site. Assembly is quick and easy and in about an hour you can be headed to the launch pad.

Performance of this colorful rocket is no less impressive than its looks. Powered with either an Estes C11 or D engine, the rocket can reach launch heights of almost 800 feet, yet is easily recovered on its large, 18 inch preassembled Estes parachute.

Additional Information

  • Length: 31.3″
  • Diameter: 1.64″
  • Weight: 5.1 oz.
  • Fin: Molded Plastic
  • Decals: Self Adhesive
  • Recovery: 18″ Parachute
  • Recommended Motors:
    • C11-3, D12-3

Instructions

Photo Gallery

Build History

  • 05/24/2002 – Purchased Estes Blue Ninja from Hobby Lobby in Greenwood, IN for $11.99 (Retail $12.99)
  • 05/24/2002 – Opened kit bag and inventoried contents. All pieces were in kit. Took pictures of components.
  • 05/25/2002 – Scanned decal, and instructions. Transferred rocket image to Rocket Directory.
  • 05/27/2002 – Started construction. Shock Cord 1/4″ x 36″. Glued engine block into engine mount tube flush with forward end of tube. Cemented other end to engine mount centering ring. Cemented engine mount tube into engine mount and cemented engine mount halves together. Cemented engine mount assembly to aft end of lower body tube. Cemented lower launch lug to engine mount assembly. Cut one end of shock cord at a slanted angle to allow it to go through the slot easier in the tube coupler,. Threaded the shock through the slot. Cemented the cap in place. Cemented the tube coupler end with the shock cord cavity into the lower body tube. Pushed the shock cord inside the body tube and cemented the upper body tube over the tube coupler. Used a launch rod to help align the lugs. Cut out the plastic flange from the nose cone eyelet. Attached a snap swivel to 18″ parachute. Separated the shroud lines so all were looped around the snap swivel. Tied the other end of shock cord to the nose cone. No painting is necessary. Using the picture card, attached self adhesive decals. This completes construction of the Estes Blue Ninja model rocket #1300.
  • 05/28/2008 – Repaired broken shock cord. Cut off burned area. Cleaned body tube, glued end of shock cord to shock cord mount and then inside of body tube. Broke shock cord at AMOREA launch on 5/25/2008.

Flights

DateLocation#MotorComments
05/12/2007MS ParkLex8D12-5
04/03/2010Sim’s FarmBS40E9-4Nice Flight.
04/03/2010Sim’s FarmBS40E9-4Nice Flight.
04/03/2010Sim’s FarmBS40E9-4Nice Flight.
08/07/2010ADC ParkBS43D12-5Good straight flight.
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